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Big Pines Mountain House

2 stars
View map of 4083 Cedar Avenue, 4083 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
132 reviews
Great Stay

I took my parents to South Lake Tahoe for a sunset dinner cruise. I did some research and decided... See full review

  • Taylor
  • Feb 10, 2015
It is very clean

The bathroom is very clean and dry that you would not feel any uncomfortable. See full review

  • Michael Hsu
  • Nov 30, 2014
Warm and homey family- and pet-friendly resort in scenic Lake Tahoe
A friendly staff greets guests at this homey resort. From the Big Pines Mountain House, it is a two-minute walk to the shore of scenic Lake Tahoe and a five-minute walk to the casinos, restaurants and shopping of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. The outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal) is as popular as the private beach. Pets are welcome (fees apply).


Highlights
  • Walking distance to skiing, boating and golf
  • Access to private beach
  • Seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool
Rooms

The decor in the 70 spacious rooms is standard motel fare, with floral or velvet bedspreads and a small sitting area, but all rooms come equipped with cable television, a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi and free local phone calls. Some rooms have gas mini-kitchens and gas fireplaces. Guests also enjoy high-quality towels, linens and toiletries.


Features

After enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast, guests will want to curl up in front of a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth and gas fireplace in the lobby. With private beach access and a location that is walking distance from shopping and dining in Heavenly Village, the location is second to none.


Transportation
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (58 mi/93 km)


Attractions
  • Beach (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Casinos ( 0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
  • Skiing/snowboarding ( 0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
  • Lake Tahoe Cruises (2 mi/ 3.2 km)
  • Golf (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Emerald Bay Tour (5 miles/8.0 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (17 mi/27.0 km)
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort (20 mi/32.0 km)
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort (21 mi/34.0 km)
  • Squaw Valley USA (25 mi/40.0 km)
Business
  • A meeting room accommodates groups of up to 40 guests for board meetings, welcome receptions, family reunions and receptions
  • Wi-Fi access included


Policies and fees
  • Pet friendly (fees apply, reservations recommended)
  • Non-smoking property
  • Free self-parking
  • 24-hour front-desk attendant
  • Coin-operated laundry facility
  • Resort fee is $1.99/night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Big Pines Mountain House Rooms

1 Queen Bed Nonsmoking
This 1 queen bed nonsmoking room will hold a maximum of 2 people. This room includes wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 1 closet, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm. Some rooms are handicap and wheelchair accessible.
1 King Bed Nonsmoking
This 1 king bed nonsmoking room will hold a maximum of 2 people. This room includes wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 1 closet, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm.
2 Queen Beds Kitchen
This 2 queen beds kitchen nonsmoking efficiency will hold a maximum of 4 people. This efficiency includes courtyard view, full kitchen, stove, desk, wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm.
1 King Bed NS Kitchen and Fireplace
This 1 King bed nonsmoking efficiency will hold a maximum of 2 people. This efficiency includes courtyard view, kitchen, desk, wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm.
2 Queen Beds Nonsmoking
This 2 queen beds nonsmoking room will hold a maximum of 4 people. This room includes wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 1 closet, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm. Some rooms are handicap and wheelchair accessible.
Two Queen Bed with a Kitchen and Fireplace
This 2 queen beds kitchen nonsmoking efficiency will hold a maximum of 4 people. This efficiency includes mountain view, full kitchen, a fireplace, stove, desk, wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm.
Two Queen Bed Fireplace
This 2 queen beds nonsmoking room will hold a maximum of 4 people. This room includes wireless high speed internet access, a fireplace, coffeemaker, microwave, mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 1 closet, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm. Some rooms are handicap and wheelchair accessible.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Casino
Night club
Golf
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Handicapped parking

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Hotel Map

38.958 -119.9448
Area served
South Lake Tahoe
Nearby airports
South Lake Tahoe
Area description
One block from Highway 50 and Heavenly Village towards Lake Tahoe.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (132)

Ratings and reviews for Big Pines Mountain House

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
132 out of 132
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cheng C.
Business
Davis
Feb 17, 2015

Good ski Trip

Basically everything is okay, except the blinds in the room, you can't really close them all, so the light is a problem for sleep. Great location, clean room, you can't expect more for the price you paid.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Taylor
Business
Mountain View
Feb 10, 2015

Great Stay

I took my parents to South Lake Tahoe for a sunset dinner cruise. I did some research and decided on Big Pines based on location, amenities and price. We were definitely pleased with the whole experience! The staff was helpful, the rooms were spacious and comfortable, location was perfect for the cruise but also close to restaurants and casinos. I would definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Polaris
Business
Oakland
Jan 27, 2015

Getaway

Nice location, affordable price, need better breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Good location, about 20 minutes to sights like eagle fall, tallac historic site...or about 35 minutes to emeral bay state park. U don't need an expensive place to stay because u are not going to stay at the inn all day. U are only need a place to sleep at night.

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
YAFEI W.
Business
N/A
Jan 20, 2015

Just fair rooms

We booked 2rooms. The rooms are very dim though we turned on all the lights in both rooms. The room just looks same as that in a motel. The front desk staff are not too knowledgeable about south Lake Tahoe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tina s.
Business
san francisco
Jan 12, 2015

Excellent location

The location of the hotel was excellent, close to everything. It's an older hotel so a good value. However, the heat was not working in our room and since we returned from a concert late at night there was no one at the desk to help us. :( and it was cold!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
amzo
Business
san jose
Jan 5, 2015

good

Good , clean, walls are too thin. I had to wear my headphones at night, till my next door neighbors fall a sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leslie C.
Business
Los Angeles
Dec 30, 2014

Christmas Getaway

Overall the hotel wasn't bad for what we paid, the room was cleaned and included a microwave and mini fridge which came in handy. The breakfast provided was decent, was mostly bagels, cereal and oatmeal. The location was the best part, it's literally a block away from the casinos, heavenly village and raleys, and a short 5 minute walk to the lake.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The base camp hotel is next door, they have a cute little bar and fire pit on their patio. Stop there for a drink and make some smores under the stars :)

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Seamus M.
Business
N/A
Dec 23, 2014

one night in Tahoe

Staff did there job. Not much more. Rooms were clean but a bit noisy. We were on the first floor. Ceiling creaked when people on second floor walked across. Could hear talking is the next door room and from outside. I would say this would be a good place to stay if skiing all day and being dead tired. Location was good for the Casinos and the Heavenly gondola.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

A nice walk if nit to cold. Edgewood Restaurant at the Golf coarse. I very nice place to eat some great food. Awesome service. Great view of the lake, if there is daylight.

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Axel T
Business
Fountain vly, Calif.
Dec 4, 2014

Good location

Hotel is located near casinos,beach and Heavenly Valley ski resort gondola. There is a variety of restaurants within walking distance. Hotel is old but it was clean. Plenty of hot water for showering. Had some problems with cable television. It kept going blank for a few seconds, but who cares. I was'nt there to watch TV. Overall good hotel for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the gondola ride to the top of Heavenly Valley ski resort. Great view of entire Lake.

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael Hsu
Business
San Francisco
Nov 30, 2014

It is very clean

The bathroom is very clean and dry that you would not feel any uncomfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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